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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the News, February 26, 2018

JupyterLab beta Released for the General Public

It took three years in the making, but finally JupyterLab has been launched for everyone! The JupyterLab team has announced the beta release series of JupyterLab, a web-based user interface for Project Jupyter.

It includes all the usual components of the classic Jupyter Notebook (notebook, terminal, text editor, file browser, rich outputs, etc.) in a flexible and ultra powerful UI that can be extended through third party extensions.

With the exponential growth of data science and machine learning, Jupyter notebook is extensively being used for operations such as data cleaning, data transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, data visualization, etc. JupyterLab provides full support for Jupyter notebooks along with access to custom components, such as text editors or data file viewers.

Apart from that, JupyterLab provides a high level of integration between the notebooks a…
2018-02-22 12:25:06+05:30 https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2018/02/jupyterlab-available-for-general-public/

CloudQuant Thinks : JupyterLab is a phenomenal development, keep your eyes peeled here because we are going to leverage JupyterLabs and our extensive market expertise and data to create the place for Data Scientists and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning researchers to experiment with the stock market.

 

Google’s self-training AI turns coders into machine-learning masters

…characters, even if those products are not tagged with that character’s name.

Joaquin Vanschoren, a professor at the Eindhoven Institute of Technology in the Netherlands who specializes in automated machine learning, says it’s still a relatively new research topic, though interest in the area has been heating up lately. “It is impressive that they can release this as a production service so quickly,” he says.

Vanschoren says automation can add a lot of computational cost, so Google must be throwing plenty of resources at the service. That’s only likely to get worse as programmers attempt to design AI system…
2018-02-26 00:00:00 https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609996/googles-self-training-ai-turns-coders-into-machine-learning-masters/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-02-26&utm_campaign=Technology+Review

CloudQuant Thinks : Google Cloud AutoML is a great development. Anything that brings more coders to Machine Learning and AI is a benefit to all of society. You can always use it to design the next great auto-trading system!

 

Amazon Studios to adapt Iain M. Banks’ space-opera Culture novel, a ‘huge personal favorite’ of Jeff Bezos

…he Culture. In the books, the Culture ends up at war with the deeply religious, warlike Idirans. The story in Consider Phlebas follows a rogue agent tasked by the Idirans to capture a missing Culture artificial intelligence — which may be enough to wipe out the progressive society.

Happy to announce that Amazon Studios is adapting Iain M. Banks’ amazing Culture series — a huge personal favorite — as a TV series. Can’t wait! https://t.co/wgEmv65Pm3 pic.twitter.com/NhCGUyRt2L — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) February 21, 2018

While the first novel was published in 1987, it’s never been brought to the screen. “Iain Banks ha…
2018-02-21 18:54:37+00:00 https://www.geekwire.com/2018/amazon-studios-adapt-iain-m-banks-culture-space-opera-novel-huge-personal-favorite-jeff-bezos/#disqus_thread

CloudQuant Thinks : In case you had not noticed it, all of the SpaceX landing ships are also named after Iain M Banks novels.

 

AI And Banking: Ditch The Fear, Embrace The Data

…ConnectOne Bank

Whether you followed the latest gadgets unveiled at CES last month, or like me, attended the recent Acquired or Be Acquired Conference, the conversation around how artificial intelligence (AI) and big data promise to transform the world is not going away anytime soon.

AI may conjure images of a sci-fi thriller for some, but the reality is that machine learning has already become a part of our daily lives. More importantly, it’s just the latest application of what technology has facilitated for even longer: the ability to collect and use data to predict activity that can make our …
2018-02-23 00:00:00 https://www.forbes.com/sites/franksorrentino/2018/02/23/ai-banking-ditch-the-fear-embrace-the-data/

CloudQuant Thinks : This follows hot on the heals of Mortgage upstart Rocket Mortgage’s decision to add AI driven Mortgage Advice to their Millenial friendly streamlined application process.

 

AI Weekly: AI is hunting the world’s deadliest killer

Earlier this week Google and Verily Life Sciences shared the latest advance in computer vision to identify signs of heart disease. With an accuracy of 70 percent, early results from the AI trained on retinal scan images from more than 200,000 patients is as precise as methods that require blood tests for cholesterol, said Google Brain product manager Lily Peng.

It’s the latest example of AI being used to tackle the biggest killer in the world: heart disease. It takes more lives than any other cause of death — 800,000 in the United States alone, according to the American Heart Association. To save lives, an AI army is joining the fight.

2018-02-23 00:00:00 https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/23/ai-weekly-ai-is-hunting-the-worlds-deadliest-killer/

CloudQuant Thinks : ” In trials being run in Copenhagen now, the AI is able to identify a call in which the victim is having a heart attack 95 percent of the time, or more than 20 percent more often than trained human emergency operators.”. AI and ML and automation will cause huge upheaval but will also bring benefits that massively outweigh the negative. Zero car accidents, Zero car insurance and now many simple non-invasive ways of detecting heart issues.

 

Baidu’s ‘Deep Voice’ AI System can Clone your Voice

Chinese internet search giant Baidu has developed an AI system that can clone an individual’s voice! An year in the making, the text to speech system, called Deep Voice, can generate synthetic human voices using deep neural networks.

According to the information shared by Baidu Research, they claim that it takes their trained model just three seconds to replicate and output a person’s voice.

2018-02-23 12:06:28+05:30 https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2018/02/baidu-ai-system-clone-your-voice/
CloudQuant Thinks : This is amazing, be sure to check out the examples! I was reminded of Black Mirror Episode : Be Right Back where a loved one had died and by scanning their emails, texts and voicemails the company was able to make a clone.. via telephone at first.

 

Poker AI: The rise of machines against human champions (Infographic)

Today, you can find some form of AI in many everyday places. For example, Alexa and Siri are world famous AI assistants. They will create appointments, answer your questions, set alarms, shop, and a million other things. Another great example is the Tesla car. Thanks to Tesla’s AI, self-driving cars are no longer a work of fiction.

But what about the poker industry? Surely there must be an AI capable of playing poker at high levels. The answer is yes, there is. This infographic will show you how the poker’s AI developed throughout the history, as well as where it is now.


2018-02-21 11:52:43+00:00 http://bigdata-madesimple.com/poker-ai-the-rise-of-machines-against-human-champions-infographic/
CloudQuant Thinks : Many of the best manual traders are also very good Poker players, they have an innate ability and feel for risk, probability and math. So it is no surprise to us that AI and ML are getting good at Poker as well, for they also make some of our best traders. Time for you to join in at CloudQuant.

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